San Francisco-based Jeff Campbell releases everything with ‘The Kitchen Sink’

By on October 6, 2015

jeff campbellThe Philadelphia native and now San Francisco based Jeff Campbell has put everything into his new album The Kitchen Sink, available now worldwide on all major digital platforms.


Growing up in a musical house Campbell cultivated an ear for music early on and spent his childhood learning to play piano, drums and guitar and planting the seeds that would eventually compel him to pursue a career as a musician.  An emotional, evocative poet with a rock lover’s heart, Campbell navigated nearly a decade spent nursing a nine-to-five job before realizing you can only run so long from your true passion. Campbell threw caution to the wind and quit his day job to pursue music full time, which Campbell will readily tell you, isn’t so much a choice, as it’s his calling.


For Campbell, it’s all in the spirit of connectivity: eliminate as many barriers as possible between the writer and the audience and with The Kitchen Sink Campbell let go of any preconceived ideas of who he was as a musician and “…let the songs go where they wanted to go. It’s what I’ve grown into,” says Campbell. The resulting nine song album melds Campbell’s longtime love of raucous rock with his more recent understanding of a lyricist’s poetic power.



“The Kitchen Sink, embodies the California-based songwriter’s life-long devotion to music.” – ThriveWire


Campbell initially launched into the National spotlight in 2013 when he was picked out of 13,000 entrants as the winner of Guitar Center’s songwriting competition. This led to an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and awarded Campbell the opportunity to work with Grammy-winning producer John Shanks (Van Halen, Bon Jovi). The results of those sessions was a stunning EP called, In Spite of Everything that debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock Charts. Campbell describes these sessions as a master class on writing and recording, lessons that he has carried into The Kitchen Sink. Campbell spends the majority of his musical life out on road and has shared the stage with John Mayer, members of the Grateful Dead, Train, members of Counting Crows, and recently wrapped up the BOSE TROUBADOUR Tour with Jamie Kent, Matthew Szlachetka, Jeff and Megan Slankard,


“Performing live is absolutely my favorite part of this thing.” Campbell says. “Whether it’s a big stage or a small room, there’s really no better feeling than connecting the music with the audience. When you know they’re with you, it’s the best ever.”


Jeff Campbell “The Kitchen Sink” Tour Dates

10/10  The Hotel Café Los Angeles, CA

10/17   Rockwood Music Hall New York, NY

11/25  World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA

12/12  Lestat’s San Diego, CA

12/13   Room 5  Los Angeles, CA

12/18   Neck of the Woods San Francisco, CA






Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.